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Penthouse Serenade
(When We're Alone)
Words and Music by Jason Burton - 1931
C6 D#dim Dm7 G7
Dm7           G7 Dm7            G7 C              Am7 Dm7          G7
C6 D#dim Dm7 G7
Dm7           G7 Dm7            G7 C               F7      G7 C
G7            C#dim G7               G+ C               E7 Am
D7 - G7 -               Dm7   G7+
C6 D#dim Dm7 G7
Dm7           G7 Dm7            G C              Bb7 C            (repeat)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
Just picture a penthouse 'way up in the sky,  With hinges on chimneys for stars to go by,
A sweet slice of heaven for just you and I when we're alone.
From all of society we'll stay aloof,  And live in propriety there on the roof,
Two heavenly hermits we will be in truth when we're alone.
We'll see life's mad pattern,  As we view old Manhattan,
Then we can thank our lucky stars,  That were living as we are.
In our little penthouse, we'll always contrive,  To keep love and romance forever alive,
In view of the Hudson just over the drive,  When we're alone.
Watch the WineLand Banjo Band play "Penthouse Serenade" (youtube)
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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